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El Paisano Restaurant

442 Smokey Bear Blvd Hwy 380, Capitan, NM 88316
+1 505-354-2206
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good17%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible17%
“Simply tasteless”
2 days ago
“Worth the drive from Ruidoso.”
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
442 Smokey Bear Blvd Hwy 380, Capitan, NM 88316
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Poor service, slow food, tasteless food. I've really grown a disliking to this place. Even Smokey Bear restaurant has better chips and salsa. The laziest restaurant in Lincoln county.

Thank stoehnercd
Reviewed 2 days ago

This restaurant is authentic Mexican food. The owner is the 3rd generation cook/waitress/owner. Everything on the menu is prepared "on the spot". The original owner (grandfather) was present when we were there. The present owner was taking care of him, bringing him food, planning for...More

Thank Becky L
Reviewed 14 December 2017

We were seated, served and had food prepared for us by the lovely owner. There was a group of local ranchers enjoying lunch as well and we enjoyed listening to their story telling and felt very comfortable. It's authentic Mexican food and is prepared fresh,...More

Thank Mari D
Reviewed 2 April 2017

This can be a one woman operation so service may not be fast enough for some people, but the food is worth it and the prices are low.

Thank dqdick
Reviewed 30 June 2016

We have dined at El Paisano on a number of occasions, but it is always a challenge to know when the restaurant is open. Sometimes the "open" sign is lighted, but the place is obviously closed, and at other times, the "closed" sign is out,...More

Thank Kyle N
Reviewed 27 October 2015

This is a lovely little restaurant with excellent food and a wonderful owner who makes you feel like a friend!

1  Thank Sandy D
Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

Nicely prepared, high-end Mexican food. Green chili soup/stew should be taken home by the gallon. Watch out for level of spiciness. If unsure, all for mild - then, add heat as you can handle. Great local desserts. All-in-all, this is an authentic Mexican restaurant serving...More

Thank GrodTzu
Reviewed 31 July 2015

Friendly lady owner, but chips were stale and $13 lunch enchilidas was a bit pricey. Appears to only be 3 restaurants in town so not a large number of customers, so maybe she needs to charge higher prices.

1  Thank ALH972
Reviewed 15 January 2015

My wife and I were taken to El Paisano here by friends for Valentine's Day breakfast (2-14-14). Since my our friends were friends of the owner, we were treated most graciously although other reviews say the same. Contrary to some of the negative reviews, the...More

2  Thank Charles W
Reviewed 11 September 2014

The food is authentic New Mexican. Simple and excellent. Everything tasted fresh and the service was great! They treated us like guests in their home. We stopped at El Paisano on our drive home from a day trip. We were a group of 9 with...More

3  Thank AlisaGreg
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Lunch, Dinner
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Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
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  • Address: 442 Smokey Bear Blvd Hwy 380, Capitan, NM 88316
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Capitan
  • Phone Number: +1 505-354-2206
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